A day after the collision last Thursday, the North East man still remained in critical condition at a Delaware hospital. Police recalled that he was a passenger in a collision on Interstate 95 that killed a Baltimore County woman who was the operator of the car.
Cpl. John Day, a DSP spokesman stated that after the crash, it was the Delaware State Police helicopter which airlifted the critically injured passenger, Trae Miller, age 41, to Christiana Hospital after the crash on I-95 near the Route 896 exit in Newark.
.Police learned that Miller was a properly harnessed front-seat passenger in a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Toni Marie Koetzle, 24, of Halethorpe.
The car operator, Koetzle, who was pregnant, died at the accident scene, police said. She had not been wearing a seatbelt.
Koetzle was driving the Monte Carlo in the right lane of southbound I-95 about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday when her car suddenly and inexplicably veered left across several lanes. As the car entered the left lane, a 2008 Prevost Bus driven by Mamadou Badine, 47 struck her vehicle.
The bus was operating as a Bolt passenger-service bus and Badine was only listed only as a Maryland resident.
The impact caused the Monte Carlo to spin onto the grass median, where it overturned and came to rest on its wheels, police said. The bus also traveled onto the grass median before stopping, police added.
Two passengers of the bus were transported to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center, where they were treated and released as they only suffered minor injuries. While troopers investigated and cleared the crash, three lanes of I-95 southbound and one lane of I-95 northbound were closed for about four hours.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation.
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